6 Symptoms of Candida Overgrowth

Candida is a form of yeast. It’s naturally found in small amounts in some areas of the body, including the belly and mouth, as well as the vaginal tract in some women. But, when candida growth exceeds the normal amount, it can lead to a fungal infection. 

Understanding the possible symptoms of candida overgrowth is key to receiving treatment early before the infection grows. Six key symptoms of candida overgrowth are:

Oral Thrush

When candida overgrowth occurs in the mouth, it’s called oral thrush. This infection can cause patches of white bumps on the gums, inner cheeks, tongue, tonsils, and/or throat. People with oral thrush may also experience a red, sore mouth or tongue. 

Gastrointestinal Symptoms

Digestive discomfort is common with candida overgrowth. Imbalanced gut bacteria from candida can lead to bloating, constipation, gas, cramps, nausea, or diarrhea. 

Mood Swings

Candida overgrowth can negatively impact your mood by diminishing the body’s ability to produce serotonin. This may lead to mood swings, irritability, or brain fog. 


Fatigue is a common symptom of candida overgrowth. It occurs because candida infections are often linked to a low immune system and nutrient deficiencies, both of which can cause tiredness or fatigue. 

Skin Problems

Candida infections can trigger a variety of skin symptoms. Itchy skin and rashes indicate a fungal infection on the skin, while candida overgrowth that reaches the bloodstream can cause skin sensitivities like eczema and psoriasis. 

Recurring Infections

If you experience recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) or yeast infections, you may have candida overgrowth. The most common symptom of a UTI is burning while urinating, while yeast infections cause itching, swelling, and redness of the genitals. 

If you’re struggling with symptoms of a fungal infection, the team at Body Flow Wellness can recommend natural remedies for better health from the inside out. Schedule an appointment today!




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